20 people who accidentally owned themselves on social media. Screenshots live forever.

One of the hallmark experiences of social media is suffering viral foot-in-mouth disease, an affliction that can only be cured with time and the short memory of the internet.

The longer you spend time online, the more likely you’ll feel compelled to post an increasing number of passing thoughts, and statistically, quantity does not always lead to quality. This being said, when other people put their foot in it, it’s pretty entertaining for the rest of us.

Here we’ve curated a handful of refreshingly awkward Twitter exchanges from people who have since undoubtedly became familiar with the delete button.​.